Domaine Garon Saint Joseph 2019
Region: Saint Joseph - Northern Rhône
Variety: 100% Syrah
Incredibly, the Garon family has been growing grapes in Ampuis, Northern Rhône since 1475. Wine production took a leap forward in 1982 when Jean-François Garon planted Syrah vines on the best sites of the Côte-Rotie slopes. Brothers Kevin and Fabien Garon are now in charge and have taken the Estate to the next quality level.
The 8.3Ha of family owned vineyards are organically farmed with an acute attention to details. Winemaking is very respectful, with gentle extraction being the key to highlight their terroir.
The Saint-Jospeh is sourced from their East facing, decomposed granite soils at 225m altitude, half way up the hillside in the village of Saint Pierre de Boeuf.
From the memorable 2019 vintage, this is opulent with ripe red and dark berries. Beautifully silky tannins and juiciness work perfectly together.